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The Last Guardian still a thing. Maybe

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Fans of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus lost their minds back in 2009 when The Last Guardian from  Fumito Ueda’s Team Ico within Sony’s Japan Studio. What was shown back then was pretty mind-blowing. Since then, the game’s – or lack of it – has become a bit of an industry joke. 5 years on, and we’re no closer to seeing the game. Sony want you to believe that it’s still coming.

“You’re going to be very frustrated by this answer,”Sony’s Scott Rohde told IGN when asked about the title, “but it is 100 percent the God’s honest truth, and that is that we want to make great games. And when we see that the public is so interested in a specific game, of course that drives us to want to complete that game.

“But it also drives us to want to make it great. We would not want to ship that game if we don’t think it’s great.”

The Last Guardian still exists – but Sony’s not willing to make any announcements about platforms or release.

“[We]re] not going to announce what platform it’s coming on, who’s working on it, who’s involved. But that is still a title that’s absolutely in the mix at Worldwide Studios. That’s the most you’re gonna get.”

My guess is that it’ll be on the PS4 at some point in the future, if it ever gets released at all. With Ueda having left Japan Studio nearly two years ago, I fear impetus has been placed on other games. After 8 years of development hell, I’m not even sure we want The Last Guardian anymore; there’s just no way it could ever live up to the hype that’s been built around it.

Last Updated: March 13, 2014

63 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief of comments

    March 13, 2014 at 14:34

    HALF LIFE 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Mossel

      March 13, 2014 at 15:00

      Confirmed.

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      • RinceIsIngwer

        March 13, 2014 at 15:00

        Lol. “Half Life 3” and “Confirmed’ a sentence we will never see 😉

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        • Kensei Seraph

          March 13, 2014 at 15:05

          Imagine one day you open up the Steam store and the banner says “Half Life III Confirmed”. No other announcements or notifications, just that.
          Then, a day later the game goes live.

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          • RinceIsIngwer

            March 13, 2014 at 15:05

            Even my imagination has limits…

          • Kensei Seraph

            March 13, 2014 at 15:07

            That’s why Valve should do it, although they might just crash the world economy.

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 13, 2014 at 15:07

            They would crash all bandwidth too

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 13, 2014 at 15:07

            Epic trolling is epic.

            They can even put it in for $100 and people will buy it

          • Kromas

            March 13, 2014 at 15:22

            More like. HL3 Early Access available now.

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 13, 2014 at 14:35

    The Last Guardian Forever ;P

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    • Admiral Chief of comments

      March 13, 2014 at 14:41

      Hahaha

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 13, 2014 at 14:42

      You joke now, but when it comes out you will see how great it will be.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 13, 2014 at 14:47

        No I won’t. It’ll be an exclusive & I won’t care.

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        • Mossel

          March 13, 2014 at 15:01

          But secretely you will mumble something about exclusive filth. I know I will.

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 13, 2014 at 15:02

            I won’t secrete a damn thing! O_O

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 13, 2014 at 15:06

            Lies!!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 13, 2014 at 15:10

            you will secrete your inner pain, wishing to play it..

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 13, 2014 at 15:11

            Nope, I’ll just play something else. Like Turbo Tax.

          • Mossel

            March 13, 2014 at 15:14

            Oh, come now! 😉

    • RinceIsIngwer

      March 13, 2014 at 14:43

      The Last Guardian Final Fantasy 😛

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 13, 2014 at 14:48

        Which FINAL Fantasy? 1,454,454.05 Part 2 The Sequel Extra Special with Wings and if You Buy Now Get This Handy Toaster for Free!?

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        • RinceIsIngwer

          March 13, 2014 at 14:50

          HAHAHAHAHAHAH!

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    • Kromas

      March 13, 2014 at 15:20

      Dammit I had the exact same thought. 😛

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  3. TiMsTeR1033

    March 13, 2014 at 14:37

    If the game does come out, it will blow us away. The hype is always gonna be there. Ico and shadow of the colossus were amaZING games.

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  4. RinceIsIngwer

    March 13, 2014 at 14:39

    Wow, he managed to speak and say absolutely nothing. Fucking politicians. “Is it going to get released?” “Absolutely, maybe, no”

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  5. VampyreSquirrel

    March 13, 2014 at 14:50

    The Last Guardian is sounding very much like Duke Nukem Forever at this stage.

    Hype, Hype, Wait, Hype, Wait, Wait, Meh

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  6. Hammersteyn

    March 13, 2014 at 14:53

    I won’t say it can’t live up to the hype when we have absolutely no idea what the game is about except that it’s got a kid and some feathery dog thing.

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    • RinceIsIngwer

      March 13, 2014 at 14:54

      • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

        March 13, 2014 at 14:56

        Never ending story!!!

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        • RinceIsIngwer

          March 13, 2014 at 14:57

          You mean Final Fantasy? 😉

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          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 13, 2014 at 14:58

            Haha Juxtapose that bith

        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 13, 2014 at 15:08

          That movie scared the shit outta me as a kid.

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          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 13, 2014 at 15:08

            Why?? it was bloody great

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 13, 2014 at 15:08

            Dude I watched it when I was like 5, remember some evil freaking shit in it.

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 13, 2014 at 15:09

            That explains your behaviour today….hehehe

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 13, 2014 at 15:10

            no thats from growing up in a haunted house.

          • Jonah Cash

            March 13, 2014 at 15:10

            My three older brother put me down in front of the TV and made me watch IT, now that will haunt the shit out of you when you are only 8!!!!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 13, 2014 at 15:11

            I saw the movie IT when I was about 7 explains alot about my fear of clowns.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 13, 2014 at 15:05

        Is that Harry Potter?

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        • RinceIsIngwer

          March 13, 2014 at 15:07

          What, the big white thing?

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 13, 2014 at 15:10

            No, that’s what he rides while playing Quiddich. Even I know that.

        • Hammersteyn

          March 13, 2014 at 15:09

          Albino Hagrid is giving him a piggy back ride

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      • Hammersteyn

        March 13, 2014 at 15:08

        Some things are not for kids even if the age restriction says otherwise

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      • Jonah Cash

        March 13, 2014 at 15:09

        Falkor the luck dragon for the win!!!!

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  7. Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    March 13, 2014 at 14:53

    Uhmm, Maybe? more like definitely SOON

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  8. Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    March 13, 2014 at 14:55

    So much skeptics here, till the game comes out and you jizz your pants instantaneously

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 13, 2014 at 14:56

      See my answer to Tim 😉

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      • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

        March 13, 2014 at 14:57

        Yeah, you say that now. You’ll care

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          March 13, 2014 at 15:01

          Nope. If I can’t bring myself to care whether I play GTAV or not, and I actually like the series & have played all the previous ones (incl 1!), this isn’t going to be a blip on the radar.

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      • RinceIsIngwer

        March 13, 2014 at 14:58

        LOL

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  9. Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

    March 13, 2014 at 14:57

    I say it will release round about the same time as Half-Life 3 and 1313

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  10. Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    March 13, 2014 at 14:59

    Lol Star Citizen? … HAHAHAHAHAHA Please when this game comes out no one will even care about Star Something

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 13, 2014 at 15:05

      Well to be fair, I’ll have moved on from Star Citizen in 20 years time.

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      • Kromas

        March 13, 2014 at 15:15

        We might be playing Star Citizen: Citizen Harder or Star Citizen: Citizen with a vengeance. 😛

        Edit: or even Half Life 3 by then. 😛
        Edit 2: Uhm when it finally comes out no one will be able to play it cause PS2’s will be damn near hard to find 😛

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          March 13, 2014 at 15:16

          I’m already playing it hard in the hanger module *cough*

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          • Kromas

            March 13, 2014 at 15:17

            I got too many games to be screwing around with incomplete alpha games anymore. I am even taking a break from DayZ till they have tents and vehicles again.

  11. Kensei Seraph

    March 13, 2014 at 15:03

    How many years is “nearly to years ago”?

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    • Admiral Chief of comments

      March 13, 2014 at 15:07

      7 I think

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  12. Kensei Seraph

    March 13, 2014 at 15:06

    Maybe they’re trying to achieve the same hope/despair/longing/etc for The Last Guardian as there is for Half Life 3.

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  13. Kromas

    March 13, 2014 at 15:16

    The Last Guardian Forever. 😛

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  14. Rock789

    March 13, 2014 at 15:31

    Honestly… I think it’s gone – it’ll never be released. Saying it simply ‘exists’ after 8 years in “development”… Yeah, I’m pretty sure it’s dead. Or another Duke Nukem, waiting to happen. Better dead than rubbish…

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